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Archive for March, 2011

Fundamentals and great leadership – Part I

March 29, 2011
Fundamentals and great leadership – Part I

One of the (many) attributes ascribed to great leaders is that they know who they are. They are sure of who they are being and it is very likely they have thought deeply about why they are so. Without that self-knowledge and confidence they would not be as effective in their leadership. They would be […]

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Book Review: Brain Rules by John Medina

March 28, 2011
Book Review: Brain Rules by John Medina

John Medina has pulled together all the verified scientific data (repeatable experimentation, trials, etc.) on how our brains “work” to process our sensory inputs and remember what we’ve experienced. He readily admits that this is an on-going study that will be augmented as we discover new ways the brain works and evolves. Medina has organized […]

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Profitable Ethical Business

March 22, 2011
Profitable Ethical Business

Nice guys finish last. The only reason for a business to exist is to increase shareholder value. As long as it’s legal, you can do it. If it’s not legal and the fines are less than compliance costs, you can do it. If you think you won’t get caught, you can do it. Caveat emptor. […]

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Categorical Thinking Means Predictable Future

March 15, 2011
Categorical Thinking Means Predictable Future

As long as we continue to only use or heavily weigh our past experience to interpret the present circumstance, we will condemn our organizations and ourselves to staying “inside the box.” As much as I am tired of that old cliche of “think outside the box,” the sentiment is not only true, but critical to […]

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